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Marion County Indiana Jail, IN Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: March 21, 2024
40 South Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Marion County Indiana Jail inmate search: Booking Date, Arrest Date, Offense Date, Warrant #, Jail Roster, Bail Amount, Race, Arrests, Release Date, Mugshots, Who's in jail, Case #, Bookings, Bond, Court.

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The Sheriff’s Office in Marion County provides law enforcement services for the people of Indianapolis and surrounding areas. These services include managing the county’s jails and inmates.

Kerry Joseph Forestal is the current Marion County sheriff, and he was elected in November of 2018. As Sheriff, he has the responsibility of leading the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, which consists of over 800 employees; 428 Sworn Deputies, 56 Detention Deputies, and 327 civilians.

The Marion County Jail in Indianapolis, Indiana as a prison facility for Indianapolis and surrounding areas. They also serve inmates who are waiting to transfer to other prisons, jails, and State penitentiaries.

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Marion County Indiana Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Marion County Indiana Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 40 South Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Contact Numbers 317-327-1574
City Indianapolis
Postal Code 46204
State Indiana
County Marion County
Jail Webpage website

Marion County Sheriffs Department

Sheriff Kerry Forestal
Address 40 South Alabama Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
Phone 317-327-1700
Fax 317-231-8201
Email [email protected]
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

Click here to use the look up tool for Marion County Jail. You can search using the person’s full name and date of birth, or by booking number, permanent number, state or county ID, or FBI or ICE number.

An inmate list is also provided. If they are not on the roster, they are not in jail, as the roster is updated every time someone is booked.

Sending a Mail

You are free to send mail to inmates in Marion County Jail All mail except legal mail (such as a letter from an attorney or the courts) is inspected for prohibited materials and content before it is delivered to the inmate.

Deliveries are made Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal mail is opened in the presence of the person who received it.

If you write a letter to in an inmate, you need to include the person’s name and gallery number on each page of the letter. One page of the letter must have your mailing address. The letter must be written on white paper or white construction paper with blue or black ink or a No. 2 pencil.

When sending mail to Marion County Jail I, address the envelope as follows:

Inmate’s Name and Gallery Number
Inmate’s Cell Housing Number
Marion County Jail
40 South Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

If you want to send a photo to an inmate, you must use a third-party vendor, such as Walgreens Photo Center, CVS Photo Center, Snapfish, Walmart, Costco/Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, and Kodak.

The following items are prohibited and will not be delivered to the inmate:

  • Postage
  • Greeting cards, blank paper, or blank envelopes
  • Colored paper or construction paper
  • Letters containing drawings or excessive scratched-out marks
  • Letters using colored markers, colored pencil, or crayon
  • Polaroid pictures
  • Obscene materials or nude photographs
  • Food items
  • Commissary-type items, like:
  • Clothing
  • Snacks
  • Writing materials
  • Games
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Health items
  • Identification cards
  • Stickers
  • Labels
  • Felt tip markers
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Color or standard pencils
  • Tape
  • Puzzles
  • Electronic devices
  • Oversized greeting cards
  • Plastic cards
  • Carbon paper
  • Metal objects

Returned Mail

Mail that contains prohibited or fails to include the person in jail’s name, gallery, and housing unit will be returned to the sender. It typically takes several weeks for mail to be returned.

Sending Money

If you want to send an inmate money to use for the commissary or to add minutes to his or her telephone account, click here.

If you do not want to use the digital service, here are other ways to add money to an account:

Commissary account

In person at kiosk: Deposit money in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week using on-site kiosks at both Marion County Jail I, 40 South Alabama Street. You must have a valid driver’s license or state ID.

By telephone: To deposit money for a person in Marion County Jail I, call 888.988.4768 and use site ID 82.

By US mail: You can deposit money by mailing a prepaid money order, other accredited prepaid money order, or US government check to the jail where the individual is housed.

Make money orders payable to Marion County Jail Commissary. The inmate’s name (the same one used when processed into jail), cell housing number, date of birth, and gallery number must appear on the money order. Money orders without the necessary information will be returned. Do not send cash, personal and payroll checks, or credit card numbers by mail.

When mailing money orders to Marion County Jail I, address the envelope like this:

Name of Inmate’s Account Manager
Inmate’s Name and Gallery Number
Inmate’s Cell Housing Number
Marion County Jail
40 South Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone Calls

In person at kiosk: You can deposit money in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week using on-site kiosks at both Marion County Jail I, 40 South Alabama Street.

By telephone: Call 800.483.8314 to deposit money by telephone.

Visiting Rules

If you want to visit an inmate, you must schedule the visit one day before the desired visit day. You can schedule both individual and family visits.

The appointment scheduling line is open from 10:30 AM, seven days a week, until all available appointments are booked or 3:30 PM, whichever comes first. The appointment scheduling line phone number is 317-639-9300. To cancel an appointment, call 317.327.1553 or 317.327.1554 at least two hours before the scheduled time.

In general, visitation times at Marion County Jail I are 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m., seven days a week. The day you can visit an inmate depends on what visiting group the inmate is in. You can determine what visiting group an inmate is in by using this form.
visiting group schedule.

This is the group visiting schedule:

  • Monday: Youthful offenders (3 p.m.), 2-East, receiving, and females
  • Tuesday: Youthful offenders (4 p.m.), 4-East, and SCU
  • Wednesday: Females, receiving, and Westside males
  • Thursday: 4-East
  • Friday: 2-East, Westside males, and SCU
  • Saturday: Juvenile overflow (10 a.m.), out-of-state visitors (3 p.m.), and general population overflow (3 p.m. and 4 p.m.)
  • Sunday: Overflow (10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.)

What to expect

When you visit a person in jail, you must follow the guidelines of the facility. These procedures keep you, the staff, and the inmates safe. Here are the rules at Marion County Jail:

  • Your name must be on the person’s visitation list. You cannot visit if a no-contact or restraining order exists between you and the person, or if you had been incarcerated less than six months ago.
  • Dress in clothing that is not provocative, revealing, low-cut, or tight-fitting. You may not wear short shorts or miniskirts. Hemlines must not be shorter than 4 inches above the top of your knee.
  • All visitors—including children—are subject to a pat-down search before entering the visiting area. Officers search for contraband and weapons.
  • Store your personal property in the lockers located outside the visitation office.
  • Check in with the visitation office 45 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Present a valid state ID or driver’s license when you check in.
  • Once you have checked in and been shown to a room, you must stay there until the visit is over.
  • A police dog will inspect you and your property. If it detects contraband, an officer will give you a thorough outside body search and cancel your visit. If you leave during a K-9 search, you lose future visitation privileges.
  • While in the visitation office and rooms, smoking, eating, drinking, and having anything in your mouth is not permitted.
  • You can visit twice in one week if you are the only person on the inmate’s visitation list.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Monday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Marion County Prison Statistics

Marion County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 15
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 8
Jail Population Held for State Jail 15
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 33
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 7
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Marion County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 1,172
Asian Jail Population 4
White Jail Population 933
Native Jail Population 3
Latino Jail Population 67

Marion County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population 9
Other Prison Population 14
Latino Prison Population 239
Asian Prison Population 9
White Prison Population 1,654
Black Prison Population 3,653

Marion County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 23,103
Male Jail Population 1,904
Total Jail Population 2,001
Female Jail Population 276

Marion County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 1,309
Female Pretrial Jail Population -
Male Pretrial Jail Population 995

Marion County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 2,831
Black Prison Admissions 1,672
Other Prison Admissions 17
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 90
White Prison Admissions 1,052
Male Prison Admissions 2,510
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 321

Marion County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 298
Total Prison Population 5,578
Male Prison Population 5,280